View post tag: Russia Pacific Fleet (PF) servicemen on Apr 17 commemorated corvette (small-size missile ship) Musson by laying wreaths. Project 1234 corvette Musson serving at PF 165-th Missile Boat Brigade sank 25 years ago in the Sea of Japan 33 nautical miles off Ascold Island at the depth of 2,900 meters being hit by a target missile. As a result of the accident, 39 men died and 37 were rescued. PF servicemen paid honors to the Musson’s crew today.Corvettes Musson and Vihr were performing joint antiaircraft missile firing drill on Apr 16, 1987 along with an antisubmarine ship. They engaged two target missiles launched by missile boats.Musson was accidentally damaged by training target missile RM-15M Termit-R launched by a missile boat 21 km away from the corvette. Musson launched two surface-to-air missiles and made several shots by gun mount.One view holds that the missile was damaged, went out of control and changed flight trajectory redirecting to the corvette. Having hit the ship’s portside, the missile destroyed conning room, chartroom, radio room, main control room, and other premises; as a result, CO and some other officers died. The target missile had much fuel and oxidants which spread over the ship, instantly ignited and caused a large fire. Damage control operations lasted about six hours, but rescuers failed to extinguish flames. When the fire reached ammo magazines, missiles and artillery shells detonated. Having burned out and lost buoyancy, Musson finally sank (42 deg 11 min of northern latitude, 132 deg 27 min of eastern longitude).Memorial stone with a list of died crewmembers was founded in the basing site of corvette Musson (Bolshoi Uliss Bay). When the brigade was transferred to Malyi Uliss Bay, the monument was moved as well.(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, April 18, 2012; Image: radikal April 18, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Pacific Fleet Lays Wreaths to Corvette Musson Sank 25 Years Ago View post tag: 25 Years View post tag: Sank Russia: Pacific Fleet Lays Wreaths to Corvette Musson Sank 25 Years Ago View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ago View post tag: Corvette View post tag: Lays View post tag: Musson View post tag: Wreaths Share this article View post tag: Pacific Fleet
Ghana’s Black Satellites are back in the chase for a second FIFA U-20 World Cup title in four years in Turkey with golden Sellas Tetteh in charge after missing the Colombia 2011 fiesta under former assistant coach Orlando Wellington.Coach Tetteh, alias Borbor, did the unthinkable on African soil in 2009 by leading a hungry bunch of talented players to win Africa’s first ever world title at the youth level. And as coming events cast their shadows, the former Black Stars assistant coach appears set to cause another sensation after holding reigning champions, Brazil, to a 1-1 draw in the final of a four-nation tournament in Switzerland last Saturday, losing the trophy at stake 3-4 on penalties.Ironically, the Andre Dede Ayew-led Satellites denied Brazil the title in 2009 via the same scoreline on penalties, raising hopes for another challenge for the ultimate without Brazil in this year’s competition which opens in Turkey on Friday till July 13.That piece of news must be refreshing for skeptics who were not impressed with the Satellites’s silver medal showing at the African Youth Championship in Algeria last April.Ghana will open their account on Friday with a tough Group A match against European powerhouse France and take on Spain and USA on June 24 and 27 respectively. And knowing the task ahead of his team in the ‘Group of Death’, soft-spoken Tetteh is approaching the tournament with cautious optimism though Ghana ranks among the tournament favourites.The Satellites lead a strong African representation, including Nigeria, Egypt and Mali, and look better off with their preparation at home and abroad as Borbor and his assistant, Yaw Preko, now have foreign-based options to give their team the needed balance for such a demanding tournament. For years, the FIFA U-20 World Cup has remained a huge platform for showcasing future stars and Turkey 2013 will be no different. Come to think of it, the likes of Dede Ayew, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Dominic Adiyiah, Daniel Agyei and David Addy of the Black Stars fame all emerged from the victorious 2009 Black Satellites squad.Currently, opinion is divided over Coach Tetteh’s ability to win another trophy for Ghana, but the former Rwanda national team coach believes something good can come out of their ambitious adventure in Turkey.For instance, the inclusion of foreign-based players such as Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Joseph Duncan, Daniel Pappoe and Baba Abdul Rahman to the Ghana team has obviously strengthened the team which already has some bright spots such as goal poacher, Ebenezer Assifuah, Jeremiah Akorful, Moses Odjer, Kennedy Ashia, Francis Narh, Frank Acheampong, Richmond Nketiah, Ebenezer Ofori, Michael Anaba, Clifford Aboagye and Skipper Lawrence Lartey.Perhaps, we all have to wait till Friday’s opener with France to have an idea of what the present generation has in store for Ghanaians and the rest of Africa this time around.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest All shower action is attempting to push off to the east this morning. We are seeing some lingering action through this morning in far eastern Ohio, but it should move off into PA by mid to late morning. Behind the cold front, we should find ourselves looking at several dry days in a row now through Thursday. High pressure will be in control, and humidity levels should retreat just a bit. High temps pull back a few degrees and stay near to slightly below normal.Rain remains in our forecast for Friday. We have showers and a thunderstorm or two over 70% of the state and we are leaving rain totals at .25″-1″ although most of us will be in the .25-.5” area. It will take thunderstorms to see a move into the upper end of the range. We have seen our concern about moisture lingering through the entire weekend lessen somewhat for IN and perhaps far, far western Ohio, but in general, the wrap around action is going to focus heavily on the state. So for most of us, we still see scattered showers possible through the entire day Saturday and Sunday too, even into early Monday. That scattered moisture will bring potential for an additional .25″-.75″ over 80% of Ohio. That means there can be some areas that end up closer to 2 inches before we get past sunrise Monday morning. The map at right shows moisture combined for this weekend.We are dry to start the week next week as we kick off the extended forecast window. However, we still see a nice front around the 24th (next Tuesday) that will bring half to maybe 1 inch of rain to 80% of the state. Then we go back dry for the 25th-27th. A minor disturbance for the 28th looks to stay mostly south of the Ohio River, and currently is not expected to have much of an impact.Temperatures do not look to bad the rest of the week, with a slow build late in the week to near and slightly above normal, then as rains come Friday, we pull back, and should see slightly below normal temps for the weekend and early next week. We still see no reason to deviate from our weekend projection of highs in the upper 70s mostly, to low 80s.
Do you have tips for filming convincing fight scenes? Let us know in the comments. Follow these 6 pro tips to shoot realistic fight scenes in your next film.Cover image via Marvel Studios.If you’re anything like me, you grew up watching and re-watching some of your favorite action-adventure films on TV and VHS. I probably saw some action classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Matrix hundreds of times. I knew the sequences by heart – including every kick, block, and punch in every fight scene.A great fight scene can make a movie memorable. However, they are risky to shoot and require a great deal of technical skill to pull off. If you think you’ve got what it takes to step into the ring and throw down on a cinematic fight scene, check out these six tutorials to make a realistic fight scene in your next project.Choreograph and Practice (and Repeat)There’s no such thing as an improvised fight scene in film. Not only do you need to carefully choreograph your fight scene down to the smallest detail, you also need to dedicate just as much time to practicing the choreography until your actors know the moves inside and out. Check out this interview with Yung Lee (also known as GakAttack) by RocketJump. He offers some behind-the-scenes insights into how they painstakingly choreograph their sequences move-by-move.Here’s the final version.Break The Scene Down into SectionsAs you can see in this video by Tomorrow’s Filmmakers and in the RocketJump video, fight scenes often break down into sections. These sections are much smaller and self-contained — usually restricted to one or two main actions (like a punch and a block). This allows filmmakers the freedom and control to shoot the same section several times from different angles and find the best shot.“Stack” Your HitsThis tutorial by Rustic B, a professional stunt man, explains many of the fight scene tricks of the trade. One of the staple elements of creating realistic (yet safe) fights is the practice of “stacking” your camera shots to make punches look real, even though the actors are actually a safe distance apart. The recommended distance of six inches to two feet can safely sell a punch, as long as the motion crosses an even line across the face or area hit. You can watch the full tutorial below.Make the Camera Part of the ActionAnother popular technique in modern fight scenes is to make the camera part of the action. This usually involves quick pans or tilts that accompany a movement to simulate extra harshness in the strike. Modern audiences are quite familiar with these movements (often without even realizing it). These movements subtly suggest more violence than the scene is actually portraying (as you can see in the GIF above). Here’s the full video by Stray Angel Films.Cut Out Frames on ImpactYou may notice that many intense fight scenes have a jerky feeling, which makes it seem more raw. In this tutorial by FilmRiot, you can learn how the simple act of cutting a frame here and there on impacts can create an extra level of violence, which is easy to notice but hard to detect. Connolly warns that while you can even cut several frames at times, if you go too far and create a noticeable jump, it can ruin the strike for your audience.Layer Your SFXAt the end of the day, a good fight scene can only be as good as its sound design — which can be a major part of the illusion. However, as you can see in the tutorial by chinfat, a good editor needs to mix in many different layers of sound effects for every motion to give the scene the density that it needs. This includes everything, like hits, tears, cuts, and grunts.You can check out a full library of combat/fight VFX here.If you’re looking for more fight scene and action VFX resources, here are some more links to follow:The Insane Stunts and Action of 87Eleven10 Explosive Superhero VFX Breakdowns329 Free Action Elements for Video Editors
Centenarian Man Kaur won the 100-metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, April 24. It took the 101-year-old Indian one minute and 14 seconds to completethe 100 metre sprint. Considering that she was the only participant inthe 100-years-and-over category at the New Zealand event, her victorywas guaranteed.She celebrated her victory with a little dance; this was the 17th gold medal in Kaur’s remarkable career, which she started when she was 93 years old.Kaur also has plans to compete in the 200m sprint, the two kilogram shot put and 400 gram javelin in Auckland.About World Masters GamesThe World Masters Games is a global multi-sport event for athletes of master’s ageIt is held every four years, in a different city of the world, each timeEvery sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. However, you’re a master at the age of 25 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 35The World Masters Games follows the Olympics model. There are summer and winter Games like the Olympics. Plus, there are opening and closing ceremonies and medals are awardedHowever, unlike Olympics, you do not need to be an elite athlete to compete, and in most sports, you don’t need to qualifyAnyone can register for the Games — whether to win, to have fun, to beat your personal best or to travel to a new place of the worldSome sports also have competition classifications for para-athletes.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]